A special operation conducted by the Navy in coordination with Police in Uppukulam, Mannar yesterday, led to the apprehension of 1418kg of unauthorized (Monofilament) fishing nets stashed in a house. Meanwhile, the raiding party also held a suspect involved in this illegal act, during this operation.
The Navy is often conducting operations to curb illegal fishing practices carried out by a handful of people, using unauthorized fishing nets. In a similar operation, SLNS Gajaba in the North Central Naval Command with Mannar Police found 1418kg of Monofilament Nets, hidden in a house in Uppukulam area. In addition, the operation also made way to apprehend a suspect in connection to the incident.
It is believed that these unauthorized fishing nets may have been stashed away to be sold to people who used them for illegal fishing practices.
The suspect held in this operation was a 25-year-old resident of Irukkulampiddi, Mannar. The accused together with unauthorized fishing nets was handed over to the Mannar Police for onward investigation.
Monday, March 28, 2022 – 10:02